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India's seeing its biggest student protests in 25 years. Here's why
Thousands of students are protesting nationwide as the government cracks down on dissent.
Women are demanding the right to worship at India's temples
Traditionally denied entry to some of India's holiest shrines, women are fighting to have religious restrictions overturned.
Assange may feel 'vindicated,' but he hasn't left the embassy yet
There is no doubt the WikiLeaks founder scored a PR victory, but just what it means, practically speaking, remains to be seen.
It’s still a crime to be gay in India. But activists are ready to celebrate
Homosexuality was illegal in India, then it wasn't, now it is again. Campaigners are fighting a long legal battle to have it decriminalized for good.
Australia’s top court says it's legal to hold refugees in island detention camps
Others argue that it is immoral, inhumane and cruel.
A student suicide is forcing India to talk about caste
Last month a PhD student hanged himself at the University of Hyderabad. His friends say it was because he was treated as an 'untouchable.'
No breakthrough as Merkel, Renzi pledge to tackle migrant crisis
The German and Italian leaders Friday pledged to tackle Europe's migrant influx but failed to resolve discord on an EU deal with Turkey to limit arrivals, a day after Berlin moved to tighten asylum rules.
Straight Outta Syria: Meet the young refugee rappers with a message
Some 200,000 Syrian refugee children remain out of school in Lebanon alone.
In Turkey, now an 'obscene hand gesture' can land you in jail
A Turkish court on Wednesday sentenced a woman to almost a year in jail for making an obscene hand gesture at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
I was an asylum seeker in America. I just had to help refugees in Europe
'Certain things in your life there’s a knowing it has to happen.'
Japan made an $8 million apology to its former 'comfort women'
Japan has struck a compensation deal with South Korea that it says ends the dispute over wartime sex slaves once and for all.
China passes its first domestic violence law
The new rules apply to unmarried people who live together but does not protect gay couples, a senior lawmaker said.
The world's other refugee crisis is about to begin, again
It's 'sailing season' in the Bay of Bengal – the time when tens of thousands of persecuted Rohingya seek to flee Myanmar by boat.
Refugees, migrants — or just humans?
No child is born refugee or migrant. No child is born 'illegal.' Children deserve care, safety and dignity.
Nicki Minaj joins new squad: Celebs who perform overseas for human rights abusers
Minaj sang at a weekend Christmas party in Angola, a country that jails rappers.
IS executes 3,500 in Syria since declaring 'caliphate'
The Islamic State group has executed more than 3,500 people in Syria, including nearly 2,000 civilians, since declaring its 'caliphate' in June last year, a monitor said Sunday.
One thousand officers are still hunting a single man in Belgium
Officials have put the city of Brussels on lockdown for a third day as authorities pursue one of the suspects in the Paris attacks.
Iran says Washington Post reporter Rezaian sentenced to prison
US-IRAN-USA-TRIAL:Iran says Washington Post reporter Rezaian sentenced to prison
Women will start earning as much money as men do in 2133
The World Economic Forum says it will take a few more generations to close the global gender pay gap.
Why so many Cubans are fleeing to the US and getting stuck on the way
The new migrant crisis at America's doorstep.
United Nations urges countries not to demonize refugees over Paris attacks
'We are deeply disturbed by language that demonizes refugees as a group. This is dangerous as it will contribute to xenophobia and fear.'
Brazil's shocking violence against women, in 5 charts
The rate of female homicides, especially for women of color, is staggeringly high.
US states turn back on Syria refugees after Paris attacks
At least 19 US states moved to shut the door on Syrian refugees on Monday as governors cited security fears in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Vile tweets and spiking femicides: It's a tough time to be a woman in Brazil
It started with men tweeting sexual remarks about a 12-year-old TV show contestant.
A new Amazon highway threatens some of the rainforest's last uncontacted tribes
Its backers say it'll bring development to remote communities. Environment officials warn it will help illegal miners and loggers.
'America has forgotten about us': Former US allies in Vietnam flee persecution
The 'fearless' tribespeople who fought alongside US Special Forces in the Vietnam War now face harassment at home and disinterest abroad.
50,000 evicted with barely any notice for the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Most got no compensation, no relocation, and just a few days' notice at best.
Refugee athletes can compete at Rio Games under the Olympic flag
A UN-backed resolution calls for an Olympic Truce.
After massive protests, South Africa freezes tuition hikes
Students have been fighting a system that puts college out of reach for many black people.
Ukraine’s ousted autocrat is suing the country for violating his human rights
The audacity of Viktor Yanukovych.
'Slaves by the will of God': Why Mauritania has the highest percentage of slaves in the world
While slaves here aren’t physically chained, many remain imprisoned by deep psychological bonds, as well as crippling poverty.